Publications


Rubio-Fernández, P., Mollica, F., & Jara-Ettinger, J. (submitted). Why searching for a blue triangle is different in English than in Spanish. [preprint]


Mollica, F., M. Siegelman, E. Diachek, S.T. Piantadosi, R. Futrell, Z. Mineroff, & E. Fedorenko. (under review). High local mutual information drives the response in the human language network. [preprint] [code & data]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (in revision). Logical word learning: The case of kinship. [preprint] [supplementary material] [code]


Register, J., Mollica, F. & Piantadosi, S. T. (under review). Semantic verification is flexible and sensitive to context. [preprint]


Rubio-Fernández, P., Mollica, F., M. Oraa Ali, & E. Gibson. (2019). How do you know that? Automatic belief inferences in passing conversation. Cognition [preprint] [paywalled pdf] [code & data]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2019). Humans store about 1.5 megabytes of information during language acquisition. Royal Society Open Science [pdf] [code & data]


Martí, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S. T., & Kidd, C. (2018). Certainty is primarily determined by past performance during concept learning. Open Mind. [pdf] [supplementary material]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2017). How data drives early word learning: a cross-linguistic waiting time analysis. Open Mind. [pdf] [supplementary material] [code] [code & data]

Conference Proceedings


Yan, S., Mollica, F., & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2018). A context constructivist account of contextual diversity. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [prereg] [code & data]


Oey, L. A., Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2018). Adults use gradient similarity information in compositional rules. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2017). An incremental information-theoretic buffer supports sentence processing. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code & data]


Mollica, F., Wade, S., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2017). A rational constructivist account of the characteristic-to-defining shift. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]


Martí, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S. T., & Kidd, C. (2016). What determines human certainty? In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 698-703). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2015). Towards semantically rich and recursive word learning models. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1607-1612). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]


Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S. T., & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2015). The perceptual foundation of linguistic context. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1613-1618). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] [code & data]

Posters & Presentations


Mollica, F., J. Jara-Ettinger, and S.T. Piantadosi. A cross-linguistic Bayesian data analysis of number word learning. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD. March 2019


Mollica, F. and S.T. Piantadosi. A cross-linguistic Bayesian data analysis of number word learning. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. Budapest, Hungary. January, 2019


Mollica, F., Yan, S., & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2018). A context constructivist account of contextual diversity. (presentation) 31st CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Davis, CA. March, 2018 [slides]


Mollica, F. & Gibson, E. (2018). Towards a psychological evaluation metric for semantic representations. (poster) The 31st CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Davis, CA. March, 2018 [abstract] [poster]


Rubio-Fernández, P., & Mollica, F. (2018). Incremental contrasts: Why spotting a blue triangle is different in English than in Spanish. (poster) The 31st CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Davis, CA. March, 2018 [abstract] [poster]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2018). Simplicity, data and inter-related systems: A computational account of kinship term acquisition. Children's Acquisition of Kinship Knowledge: Theory and Method Workshop. Bristol, UK. January, 2018. [slides]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2017). An incremental information-theoretic buffer supports sentence processing. (presentation) The 30th CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Cambridge, MA. March, 2017. [watch] [slides]


Mollica, F., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2015). Characterizing data-driven word learning: A cross-linguistic analysis. (presentation) More on Development. Columbus, OH. October, 2015.


Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S. T., & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2015). The perceptual foundation of linguistic context. (poster) The 28th CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March, 2015.